ALEXANDER BOLDACHEV
SWISS-RUSSIAN HARPIST
One of the leading performers on the harp in the genre of academic music and classical crossover, improviser, arranger, and composer with a personal style of music. Conductor and organizer of cultural events. Exclusive artist of the Italian Harp house Salvi Harps, founder of the Zurich Harp Festival and initiator of the World Harp Day
Prize winner
Festival participant
  • “Alexander Boldachev has added to the harp literature and crossed musical boundaries on the instrument.”
    © Carnegie Hall
  • Boldachev’s music is as boundless as his traveling
    © HarpColumn
  • Alexander has expanded the harp beyond the technical possibilities of the instrument.
    © The Society of Composers & Lyricists
  • Alexander’s playing has been hailed as “brilliant”, “impressive” and “deeply musical with a strong technique”.
    © Times of Malta
  • “As well as being a fine musician, he also proved to be an amiable host: he clearly knows how to work a crowd.”
    © BachTrack
  • “Boldachev is a young, energetic composer, and his music is full of inspiration from self-improvisation and pop elements.”
    © Ubyssey
  • “Boldachev has recently been performing in numerous charity concerts for aid to victims of this war, as well as posting daily Instagram posts with music set to Ukrainian poems”
    © World Socialist Web Site
  • “Robbie Williams is singing Let Me Entertain You… Now Alexander Boldachev, the harpist, is playing for us.”
    © The Guardian - FIFA World Cup Opening
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Biography

Alexander Boldachev is a virtuoso-harpist, composer, exclusive artist of Italian harp house Salvi Harps, initiator of the World Harp Day, founder of the Zurich Harp Festival, co-founder of community “LYUDẎ”. Laureate of more than a dozen prestigious international competitions, including composing competitions; awarded by the “Britain's Brilliant Prodigies”, “Aoyama Music Award” in Kyoto, “Pro Europa” in Austria, presented by Heinz Fischer for high achievements in the field of culture; Fellow of the international foundations Vontobel in Switzerland and Banque Populaire in France, as well as the Russian foundations for the development of young musicians Spivakov, Temirkanov, the Rotary Club and Houses of Music that gave a start to his career. Laureate of the Prix Walo television award in Switzerland.


Plays the harp, piano and writes music from the age of five. Travels with solo concerts around the world, leads master classes at such educational institutions as the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Juilliard School in New York, Royal Academy in London, Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest. In 2018, wrote and performed an electronic harp solo at the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony, sharing the stage with Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina. Performs in such world halls as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Hall of Gaveau in Paris, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Great Hall of the Philharmonic in St. Petersburg, and others, both with solo concerts and in collaboration with many European and Russian orchestras.


Alexander Boldachev is a participant of the festivals Burning Man, Musical Olympus, New Names, Mozart+, Davos and Gstaad in Switzerland, Big Russian Ball in Rome, Bravo Award, SKIF Sergey Kuroyokhin, Burberry and D&G shows, projects of The Moscow and St. Petersburg Houses of Music.

1995 - 5 y.o.
First time on stage and first own composition
1998 - 8 y.o.
First international concert and performance with an orchestra
1999 - 2002
Actively performs in Russia
Laureate in more than 10 harp and composition competitions. Beginning of studies with Catherine Michel in France
2006 - 2010
Active participant of European festivals
Laureate of competitions in Paris, St. Petersburg, Milan, Zurich
2005
Beginning of studies in harp, composition, and conducting at the Zurich University of the Arts
2015
Guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
Becomes an Exclusive Artist of the Italian House Salvi Harps
2016 - 2017
Music Director of the play "Akhmatova. Poem without a Hero" at the Gogol Center. Author of new works for harp premiered at the Bolshoi Theater and the Conservatory
2018
The first World Tour: 25 countries, 91 concert, 18 master classes. Performed a solo at the FIFA World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony sharing the stage with Robbie Williams
2020
Initiated World Harp Day. Debut recital at Carnegie Hall
2019
Aoyama Music Award in Kyoto. Established the first Zurich Harp Festival
2010 - 2014
The first albums "Harp as an Orchestra", "From Russia with Harp", Celebration with Flute, Musical Adventure with Violin, and a meditative album were released. Wrote over 100 arrangements of classical music for harp
2021
Release of the first digital NFT token. Produced projects at the "Night of Arts" festival and VDNH
1995 - 5 y.o.
First time on stage and first own composition
1998 - 8 y.o.
First international concert and performance with an orchestra
1999 - 2002
Actively performs in Russia
Laureate in more than 10 harp and composition competitions. Beginning of studies with Catherine Michel in France
2005
Beginning of studies in harp, composition, and conducting at the Zurich University of the Arts
2006 - 2010
Active participant of European festivals
Laureate of competitions in Paris, St. Petersburg, Milan, Zurich
2010 - 2014
The first albums "Harp as an Orchestra", "From Russia with Harp", Celebration with Flute, Musical Adventure with Violin, and a meditative album were released. Wrote over 100 arrangements of classical music for harp
2015
Guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
Becomes an Exclusive Artist of the Italian House Salvi Harps
2016 - 2017
Music Director of the play "Akhmatova. Poem without a Hero" at the Gogol Center. Author of new works for harp premiered at the Bolshoi Theater and the Conservatory
2018
The first World Tour: 25 countries, 91 concert, 18 master classes. Performed a solo at the FIFA World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony sharing the stage with Robbie Williams
2019
Aoyama Music Award in Kyoto. Established the first Zurich Harp Festival
2020
Initiated World Harp Day. Debut recital at Carnegie Hall
2021
Release of the first digital NFT token. Produced projects at the "Night of Arts" festival and VDNH
Workshops
The short list of the most important music institutions where Alexander Boldachev gave the workshops and lectures
World Harp Day
#worldharpday is an international event dedicated to the harp as a symbol of peace, unity, and culture.
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